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Date(s) - 11/03/2024
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Christchurch Art Gallery

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Join us for an engaging presentation and discussion with this visionary in sustainable urban development – proudly presenting Salvador Rueda!

Salvador Rueda is world renowned as an urban ecologist and the visionary director of the Urban Ecology Agency of Barcelona (BCNecologia), Salvador Rueda is at the forefront of sustainable urban development.

Salvador has a rich history as the coordinator of renovation and revitalization programs in the Ciutat Vella (Old City) district of Barcelona. His groundbreaking contribution lies in the invention of Barcelona’s Superblocks, an urban design concept that transforms street space traditionally reserved for motor vehicles into dynamic, multi-functional zones for walking, cycling, play, and more, by managing vehicle access.

Salvador Rueda’s expertise extends globally, as he now advises on the implementation of Superblocks in cities and towns across Europe and the Americas. Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to hear Salvador Rueda speak about the future of urban design and the transformative power of Superblocks for Ōtautahi | Christchurch.

This memorable event is hosted by the Transport Group (TG) Canterbury and West Coast Branch, in collaboration with Te Putahi (who deliver Christchurch Conversations), the New Zealand Planning Institute (NZPI) and the Urban Design Forum (UDF).

Date: Monday March 11, 2024

When: 11: 00 am – 12:30 pm, followed by networking and nibbles from 12.30pm

Where: Philip Carter Auditorium, ground floor at the Christchurch Art Gallery | Te Puna o Waiwhetū (Refer map here of the gallery) 312 Montreal Street, Christchurch Central City

Salvador Rueda will be speaking at Christchurch Conversations on Thursday 7 March. This will be a live-streamed event and is aimed for the general audience. Our discussion will take the conversation one step further. The Thursday event can provide a background for those not familiar with Rueda’s work and spark even better questions for the Monday.

Register here